Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
and maybe win some election. and two, perhaps pushing wound after wound on the economy is really not what folks sent us here to do. >> and ryan, the funny thing about this, this can end up being perceived as some sort of republican cave when they never should have taken a party position against raising the debt ceiling in the first place. so that doing the rational thing could actually simply look rational when they chose to do it. >> right, exactly. they -- if they had never made a big deal about this to begin with then they wouldn't be in this situation. now, obama kind of aided and abetted them because he wanted it to be the debt ceiling leverage that he kind of wanted this grand bargain in 2011. that never happened. since then, he has been consistent saying i am not going to mess around with the debt ceiling anymore. and good for him on that, you're right. as newt gingrich said, wisely and moderately and reasonably, he said don't pick this fight because you're going to lose it. don't create a national crisis around this that will only wind up with you caving. so just do it quietly, ea
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
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people don't believe should be slashed, that we're going to threaten to wreck the entire economy. >> it's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on wealthiest americans. >> sean: gun at the head of the american people and republicans hostage takers and mr. president, comments like that are responsible for the gridlock in washington and whether or not mr. president, you like to believe it, you're to blame. and with us, stuart varney and co-host of "the five", dana perino, it never stops. >> at least he's consistent? good point. >> there are -- when there's a saying, you know, don't believe your own hype. i also think that in some ways presidents should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done.
Jan 16, 2013 1:40am PST
and partnering with things that are made in the usa. it's going to be just enormous for our economy. >> it's the largest company in world's history, walmart. they sell more food than -- food -- than any company in the world. >> i had no idea. >> that's how massive it is. 1.6 million employees. >> i think this could really make a difference in our economy. we need it. >>> all right. coming up, what happens when two retirees head to prison with their knitting kits. >> we'll show you those doing hard time with needles and yarn. you can't miss that. stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >>> good musical choice, huh? good musical choice. >> good stuff. all right. when you think about criminals serving time behind bars, you probably figure they're pumping iron or shooting hoops. >> and knitting is probably the last thing that comes to mind. two retirees are turning convicts into converts with yarn. here's abc's t.j. winnick with more. >> reporter: barbed wire fences, watchman towers, and a group of men with felony convictions. >> armed ki